MOSCOW, November 21. /TASS/. The United Aircraft Corporation manufactured and delivered a batch of new Su-30SM2 fighter jets and Yak-130 combat trainers to the Defense Ministry, the Russian government said in a statement released on Monday.
"The Irkutsk Aviation Plant of the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC, part of the state corporation Rostec) has manufactured and delivered new Su-30SM2 fighters and Yak-130 combat trainer aircraft to the Defense Ministry of Russia," the statement reads.
The Cabinet noted that the Su-30SM2 is an upgrade of the planes that are in service with the Russian Aerospace Forces and the Russian Navy.
"The new aircraft have received sophisticated onboard radio-electronic equipment. The upgrade carried out on an assignment from the Russian Defense Ministry has boosted the aircraft’s combat capabilities. In particular, the aerial target detection and identification range has been increased," the government explained, adding that the new fighters were capable of delivering strikes against aerial, ground and naval targets with new smart weapons from a distance of several hundred kilometers.
The Yak-130 two-seat combat trainer is used for the basic and advanced training of pilots to learn to operate modern and state-of-the-art combat aircraft, including generation 4++ and fifth-generation fighters.